Case study:Connswater Community Greenway

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Project overview

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Status Complete
Project web site http://www.connswatergreenway.co.uk
Themes Economic aspects, Environmental flows and water resources, Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Monitoring, Social benefits, Spatial planning, Water quality, Urban
Country Northern Ireland
Main contact forename Michele
Main contact surname Bryans
Main contact user ID User:ConnsGreenway
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The CCG is a 9km linear park through East Belfast following the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, revitalising the polluted Connswater Rivers system. Physical and environment improvements are two elements of a much more ambitious project as the CCG is really about people, opportunities, health and quality of life. CCG aims to reconnect the communities of East Belfast and bring the area’s rivers back to life as focal points and community assets by creating vibrant, attractive, sage and accessible parkland for leisure, recreation, events and activities.

The CCG has created a vibrant, attractive, and safe parkland for leisure and recreation, improving the lives of 40,000 residents, encouraging healthier and more active communities through;

• 16km of continuous cycle and walkway • 7 new and 5 refurbished bridge connections • 2 new play parks and MUGA pitches • Increased tourism and investment from a new civic square featuring 7 Narnia themed sculptures • 1,105 new native trees, 17,434m2 native wildflower, 1,751m2 of bulbs and 7,267 new shrubs • £11m of added flood protection to 1,700 local properties • Meetings with homeowners, businesses and private land owners, public stakeholder forums and programmes and activities with schools, youth groups, community groups and visitors.

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